RENAULT Megane Cabriolet

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RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio
RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio  2014 2022
2014 2022

First shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, the facelifted Magane Coupe - Cabrio goes on sale across Europe in 2014.
Significant cosmetic changes being made to the front of the car, the 2+2 convertible from the French carmaker now follows Renault’s new design philosophy. A larger diamond emblem dominates the front end, seemingly held in place by a wide V-shaped grille. The lower bumper has been completely redesigned with elegance in mind. Some changes have also been made to the interior or engine range, thus making this a more relevant rival for the VW Eos.

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RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio
RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio  2010 2013
2010 2013

The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet was the last addition to the Megane family and it was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010.
It was the second generation of the retractable roof Megane.

The third generation of the Megane had a retractable hard-top, like its predecessor. It was the sixth bodywork offered for the French compact range. To add even more refinement, the top featured a glass over the front passengers.

This high-gloss finish black glass roof contrasted with the satin-effect chrome windscreen frame, while the sweep of the waistline. The dark red taillights featured a linear lighting pattern and LED brake lights for a distinctive rear lighting signature. The transformation from coupe to cabriolet and back took only 21 seconds, and it was completely automatically. The driver didn’t have to lock or unlock some levers above the raked windshield.

The car interior was based on the Megane Coupe version, with a mixed instrument cluster of dials and a display for the speedometer. The navigation and infotainment display was installed on top of the dashboard, in the middle and it could be controlled via commands on the center console. The car featured standard Bluetooth connectivity and a USB connection for an MP3 Player.

Under the hood, Renault offered six engine choices mated to either a manual, a CVT, or a dual-clutch gearbox.

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RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio
RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio  2006 2010
2006 2010

Renault introduced a mid-life cycle refresh for its compact segment contender, the Megane, which included the three-years-old Coupe-Cabriolet version.
While Volkswagen refreshed the Golf VI on the same platform as the Golf V and called it a new generation, Renault took another path. It introduced the 2006 facelifted Megane but with almost no changes at all. It took a keen eye for detail to spot the differences between a 2004 Megane CC and its 2006 sibling.

On the outside, the 2006 Megane CC sported body-colored plastic moldings over the bumpers and sides, black on the 2003 version. Other than that, the carmaker installed the same angular headlights that were continued on the same line with the black grille. On the lower side of the front bumper, the carmaker installed round fog lights as standard for the entire range.

Inside, the carmaker introduced a new navigation system as an option. That featured a retractable screen on the top of the dashboard. Renault just carried over its instrument cluster with silver rings around the speedometer and tachometer from its non-facelifted sibling.

Under the hood, the French carmaker matched the engine with the Euro 4 emission standards. There was a new, 1.5-liter turbo-diesel version that offered an excellent fuel efficiency. A new addition was the 2.0-liter turbo-diesel carried over from the Laguna lineup that provided 150 hp.

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RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio
RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Coupe - Cabrio  2003 2006
2003 2006

Launched in 2003, the Renault Megane Coupe-Cabrio was especially designed to replace the Megane Coupe, first introduced by the French company in 1996.
In contrast to other similar vehicles in its class, the Coupe-Cabrio has a newly-developed folding roof system which was especially designed by the German company Karmann for this Renault model. The Coupe-Cabrio had a choice of five engines, starting with a 1.6-liter 16V and ending with a 2.0-liter 16V turbo producing 163 horsepower. The first Coupe-Cabrio model was manufactured for only three years, the parent company replacing it in 2006 with an upgraded variant.

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RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Cabrio
RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Cabrio  1999 2003
1999 2003

Renault upgraded the Megane lineup in 1999, preparing it for the Euro 3 emission standards, and included the open-top version in the process.
The first generation of the Megane was a huge success, and it was one of the cars with the most extensive body versions ever made. Renault built it as a coupe, a convertible, a five-door hatchback, a sedan, a station wagon, and a minivan.

Along with the enhanced version, the Megane Cabriolet received a revised front fascia. Its grille featured larger vents. Its tear-shaped headlights with clear turn signal lights looked similar to those from the rest of the Megane range. The bumper featured a lower grille with horizontal and vertical slats. Apart from the body-colored door handles, the design team finished its job before it reached the back of the car, which remained unchanged.

The cabin received four seats, but the owner could have used only the front ones for passengers. Due to the short wheelbase and the pushed-forward rear bench, there was no legroom in the back. A profiled tonneau cover protected the manually operated fabric roof away from the sun.

Under the hood, Renault installed a choice of gasoline engines ranged between 95 hp and 150 hp, carried over from the coupe. It paired them with five-speed manual transmissions only.

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RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Cabrio
RENAULT Megane Cabriolet Megane Cabrio  1997 1999
1997 1999

Renault introduced the first Megane lineup in 1995 but waited for another two years before unveiling the Cabriolet version.
When Ford introduced the first open-top version for the Escort, it became an unexpected fashion item. Renault tried the same with a rag-top model 19, but it didn’t reach that status. After a few years, when the Megane was already a real success, the French carmaker tried again. It took the little Megane Coupe, reinforced its structure, and cut its roof resulting in the Megane Cabriolet.

With its already known front fascia that sported the bird-beak design with an arched, vertical slat on the grille, the Megane screamed for attention. However, its short hood and very raked windshield were adequate for an open-top version. Moreover, the short cabin meant that, apart from the windscreen, the car didn’t need any other roll-cage to protect its occupants. Renault worked hard to make room for the canvas roof behind the rear seats. After the passenger area, the car featured a short, double-bubble deck and the trunk lid.

Concealing the rag top might be a good idea for a longer car, but on the Megane coupe, that came with the cost of two unusable rear seats. It wasn’t kind to put a person there or any animal larger than a golden fish in a bowl. But Renault knew that its customers wouldn’t use that space for anything else other than a storage area for a shopping bag or two. So yet, it provided comfortable, high-bolstered front bucket seats with velour upholstery on the standard version and an option for a leather-clad interior.

Under the hood, the carmaker axed the 1.4-liter base engine from the Megane lineup and offered the Cabriolet version with a choice of three gasoline engines. These ranged between 90 hp and 150 hp, making the little open-top vehicle an excellent daily driver, especially in cities. But unfortunately for the French carmaker, that version wasn’t as successful.

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